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People’s Culture Cafe – Poetry, Puppets and Politics at the Howard Zinn Book Fair
December 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm$5
This year, on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10am – 6pm, at the Mission Campus of CCSF (1125 Valencia Street, SF), the Howard Zinn Book Fair welcomes a dynamic assortment of poets, musicians, and puppeteers to the People’s Culture Café. We believe, as James Connolly said that ” Until the movement is marked by the joyous, defiant, singing of revolutionary songs, it lacks one of the most distinctive marks of a popular revolutionary movement, it is the dogma of a few, and not the faith of the multitude.”
In addition to the many author readings, panel discussions and small press exhibitors, the People’s Culture Cafe, hosted by Tongo Eisen Martin and Josiah Luis Alderete, will feature dozens of Bay Area poets as well as musicians and puppeteers, for the entire day of the fair. You can sit and enjoy a tasty meal or a cup of coffee while you listen as the event takes place in the Mission Campus Cafe off the courtyard, next to Room 154.
Just some of the day’s performers will be: powerful bilingual spoken word and popular theater from La Colectiva, who use their stories to organize for the rights of Domestic Workers; Radical Puppetry with Joel Schecter; local musician John Radogno sings the songs of protest and satire; SanTana’s Fairy Tales is an oral history, storytelling project that represent the history and stories of Mexican/Mexican-American residents of Santa Ana; The Revolutionary Poets Brigade is a group of poets in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to bringing positive change in the world through the power of poetry, including: Jack Hirschman, Genny Lim, Sarah Menefee, John Curl and more; Tongo Eisen Martin curates the best of Bay Area poets of the political imagination with: Aqueila Lewis, Thea Matthews, Tureeda Mikell, Sarah O’Nela, Nia Pearl, Kiani Shaw, Monics Sok, Jeremy Vasquez, and Zein El-Amine.
A $5 donation is requested fr the book fair but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For a schedule of People’s Culture Cafe readers and more information on the Howard Zinn Book Fair check out: https://howardzinnbookfair.com/